Thursday, December 15, 2011

Marjorie Hazeltine receives Top Debut Paper Award at NCA

Marjorie Hazeltine and her co-author Kurt Zemlicka received the Top Debut Paper Award from the Performance Studies division at NCA last month in New Orleans. Their paper is titled "The Reality of Contingency: Performance as Materialized Trope and the Theorization of Rupture." Congratulations to the great folks who represented San Jose State at our national conference!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dr. Anne Marie Todd receives Top Paper Award

Anne Marie Todd received the Top Paper Award for the Environmental Communication Division of NCA for her essay "Toward a Theory of Environmental Patriotism." Congratulations Dr. Todd!

Matthew Spangler's play receives $25,000 NEA grant

Matthew Spangler's play Tortilla Curtain received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will be used to support rehearsal at the San Diego Repertory Theatre in February and March. The play, based on the novel by T.C. Boyle, opens at the San Diego Rep on March 17, 2012.

Bettina Brockmann's book

Bettina Brockmann just published a book based on her M.A. project: Some Same but Different: Unlearning the Concept of Disability (Kendall Hunt).

Bettina collaborated with seven SJSU students with disabilities to create the book that provides insights and with it a better understanding about what it means to be a student with a disability in higher education. The book challenges the readers to explore their own attitudes/beliefs toward disability, invites them to contribute to the conversation, and provides tips on how students and instructors can work together to create a more inclusive academic environment.

The COMM faculty can order an examination copy or buy their own book to contribute to the Some Same but Different-Scholarship at SJSU. Proceeds of the book sales will benefit this scholarship, which is dedicated to support students with disabilities at SJSU.

Here is the link to the publishers website:

Congratulations Bettina!